UTC Men's Tennis Team Wins 6-1 Over Jacksonville State

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team cruised to a 6-1 win over Jacksonville State at the Hixson Racquet Club today. The Mocs won two doubles and five singles matches to improve to 3-1 in spring action.

Chattanooga opened by winning the doubles point for the third straight match. SeniorsManuel Barroetavena (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) got things started with an 8-3 win over Igor Santos and Felipe Wenzel at No. 2. Tresnan and Barroetavena are 3-0 as a duo in spring action.

SeniorAnkit Chopra (Chandigrah, India) and freshman John Peacey (Emerald, Australia) clinched the doubles point with an 8-5 win at No. 3 over Felipe Diaz and Felipe Wantanabe.

"I think we were very business-like in our approach today," stated head coachCarlos Garcia. "We have been working on a few things this week and it was nice to see that pay off today. Our guys came to play and I like the way we approached the match."

The Mocs kept the momentum going with first set wins in five of the six singles matches. All but one of those first set wins were closely contested.

Barroetavena was the lone Moc who was able to breeze through his match. He improved to 4-0 in the spring with a (6-1, 6-2) win over Nenad Marcec at No. 3. Chopra put the Mocs up 3-0 with his (6-4, 6-3) win over Diaz at No. 4.

SeniorRoberto Vieira (Bedfordview, South Africa) cinched the team win with a (7-6 (1), 6-2) win over Axel Sundberg at No. 1. Vieira snapped a personal six-match losing streak that dated back to the fall, scoring his first win of the spring at the top spot.

"It was nice for us to get some production from the top of our lineup," added Garcia. "Roberto had a tough first set, but really turned it on in the second against a tough opponent."

FreshmanGino Delavalle (Rosario, Argentina) scored a win in his collegiate debut. He defeated Watanabe (6-4, 6-4) at No. 6. Tresnan remained undefeated in spring action with his third singles win. He dropped Wenzel (7-5, 6-3) at No. 5.

The Mocs are back in action tomorrow, hosting North Alabama at the Hixson Racquet Club. First serve is set for 10:00 a.m. (E.S.T.) and a link for live scoring is available on the men's tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.

Chattanooga 6, Jacksonville State 1
Feb 02, 2013 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (Hixson Racquet Club)
Doubles competition
1. MARCEC, Nenad/SUNDBERG, Axel (JSU) def.Chris Smith/Roberto Vieira (UTC) 8-6
2. Manuel Barroetavena/Jackson Tresnan (UTC) def. SANTOS, Igor/WENZEL, Felipe (JSU) 8-3
3. Ankit Chopra/John Peacey (UTC) def. DIAZ, Felipe/WATANABE, Felipe (JSU) 8-5

Singles competition
1.Roberto Vieira (UTC) def. SUNDBERG, Axel (JSU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
2. SANTOS, Igor (JSU) def. Chris Smith (UTC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
3. Manuel Barroetavena (UTC) def. MARCEC, Nenad (JSU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Ankit Chopra (UTC) def. DIAZ, Felipe (JSU) 6-4, 6-3
5. Jackson Tresnan (UTC) def. WENZEL, Felipe (JSU) 7-5, 6-3
6. Gino Delavalle (UTC) def. WATANABE, Felipe (JSU) 6-4, 6-4


Top Twins Prospects Headed To 2015 Lookouts

Now that the ownership of the Chattanooga Lookouts has been passed on from Frank Burke to the Lookouts Capital group, it is time to get a quick glance at the young men who will be starting the season with the Double-A team of the Minnesota Twins. The Dodgers are no longer affiliated with the Lookouts where AT&T Field has been home to several Dodgers' prospects, including ... (click for more)

Southern League Names 12 New Inductees Into Hall Of Fame

The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs announces the induction of 12 members to the Southern League Hall of Fame Class of 2015, as chosen by a panel of 30 voters. The inductees are Scott Brosius, Carlos Delgado, Rollie Fingers, Trevor Hoffman, Randy Johnson, Chipper Jones, Jason Kendall, Harmon Killebrew, Razor Shines, Frank Thomas, Turner Ward and Lou Whitaker. ... (click for more)

Joe H. Dempsey, 64, Dies On Friday In Crash Attributed To Icy Roads

A 64-year-old man died in a Hixson Pike traffic crash on Friday morning in a wreck that was attributed to icy roads. The collision involving two vehicles was reported this morning at approximately  7:22 a.m.  in the 9100 block of Hixson Pike.   Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Investigator Todd Cook said a Mazda driven by Joe H. Dempsey was traveling ... (click for more)

Magistrate Says Ex-Boyfriend Threatened Her With Sexual Photos, Videos

Magistrate Sharetta Smith told police that a former boyfriend had sent her a threatening text message with a sexual picture from the time they were dating attached. She said Darian Paris told her in the text that he had more pictures and videos. Paris, 38, of Ooltewah, was arrested on a charge of harassment. Ms. Smith also filed for an order of protection against him in ... (click for more)

How To Kill Small Business And Education In Chattanooga

   I would just like to say that the weathermen of Chattanooga have done something I thought only a union could do. They have undone all the economic good that VW has brought to our area. Their erroneous and hysteric forecasts are in my opinion purposefully done to benefit their corporate owners so viewers and readers flock to their felonious broadcasts and yellow ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: America’s Newest Darling

Minutes after I read a letter on Rebekah Gregory’s Facebook page yesterday, I was mere seconds from summoning the marching band, our prancing elephants, and the flag-bearers so we could rightfully induct this dazzling survivor of the Boston Marathon blast into my personal Hall of Fame. I do that, you know, when I see everyday people display courage, kindness, guts, brilliance, ... (click for more)